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[audio]Rag Radio 2011-08-05 - scott crow - Rag Radio
Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, scott crow
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; scott crow
Downloads: 35
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-04-06 - Progressive Populist Author & Commentator Jim Hightower - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Progressive populist Jim Hightower, a former two-time Texas Agriculture Commissioner, is a writer, commentator, public speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. A former editor of the Texas Observer, Hightower publishes a monthly populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown, that has more than 135,000 subscribers, and writes a newspaper column distributed nationally by Creators Syndicate. Born in Denison, Texas, Hightower worked for Texas Sen...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jim Hightower; Populists; Authors; Texas Politicians; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 126
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-04-13 - Restoration Ecologist & Environmental Activist Bill Neiman - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bill Neiman is a leader in the movement to conserve natural resources and to restore and maintain the health of the environment in Texas. He is an environmental landscaper and his Native American Seed is the principal supplier of native wildflower and grass seeds in Texas, much of it used in the highway-beautification programs of the Texas Department of Transportation. The company also provides consulting services for prairie-restoration projects...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bill Neiman; Restoration Ecology; Environmentalists
Downloads: 68
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-01-13 / UT Govt & International Relations Prof David Edwards - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
David Edwards teaches political and social theory, American politics, public policy, and international relations at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught for 47 years. He also has served as a consultant to the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Industrial Management Center, and the Danforth Foundation. He is the author of Creating a New World Politics, Arms Control in International Politics, The American Political Experience (four editions), and Practicing American Politics, an...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; David Edwards; UT-Austin; International Relations
Downloads: 63
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-03-22 - Progressive Sportswriter and Author Dave Zirin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Dave Zirin has been called “the best sportswriter in the United States,” by Robert Lipsyte. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin writes about the politics of sports for The Nation where he is the first sportswriter in 150 years of the publication's existence. His latest book is the acclaimed "Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down," which Christine Brennan of USA Today called "the perfect book for our time in sports." Wi...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Dave Zirin; Thorne Dreyer; Sportswriters; Authors
Downloads: 94
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-09-07 / Journalist, Documentary Photographer & Labor Activist David Bacon - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
David Bacon is an author, journalist, broadcaster, and documentary photographer based in northern California. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service, and has written for Truthout, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, and the San Francisco Chronicle. His photography has been exhibited widely. His books include "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants." For 20 years, Bacon was a laborer and union organizer for unions in which immigr...
Keywords: David Bacon; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Labor Unions; Journalists, Photographers
Downloads: 45
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-02-11 / Media Critic and 'Free Press' Co-founder Robert W. McChesney - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Robert W. McChesney is a Research Professor in communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2002 McChesney co-founded the Illinois Initiative on Global Information and Communications Policy. Also in 2002 he co-founded Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund. Free Press is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is the largest media reform organization in the United States...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob McChesney; Authors; Journalism; Media Criticism
Downloads: 54
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-05-27 / Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Author of 'Immigrants Raising Citizens' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Hirokazu Yoshikawa is professor of education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. He is a developmental and community psychologist who conducts research on the development of young children in immigrant families. He is a member of the Board on Children, Youth and Families of the National Academy of Sciences and regularly advises government agencies, foundations, and educational organizations in the United States and abroad...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Psychologists, Authors, Immigration, Education
Downloads: 30
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-08-12 / Bob Cheevers, TX Music Awards 2011 Singer/Songwriter of the Year - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bob Cheevers is the Texas Music Awards 2011 “Singer/Songwriter of the Year.” Cheevers recounts his experiences over a professional lifetime in four music capitals: Memphis, LA, Nashville, and now Austin, where he has found renewed creative energy. An Emmy-winning recording artist, Cheevers was also a winner at the Kerrville and Napa Valley music festivals, had pop hits in the 60’s and 70’s while working in LA, and has had top-20 hits on the Americana charts...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Cheevers; Musicians, Singer/Songwriters
Downloads: 49
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-08-05 / Anarchist Communtiy Organizer and Writer scott crow - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
scott crow is an Austin-based anarchist community organizer, political activist, and writer. His grassroots organizing projects include the post-Katrina Common Ground Collective in New Orleans, which has been called the largest anarchist-influenced organization in modern U.S. history. Scott has worked with groups like Greenpeace, ACORN, and the Rainforest Action Network, and currently works at an anarchist recycling center cooperative in Austin...
Keywords: Rag Radio; scott crow; Thorne Dreyer; Anarchists; Authors; Community Organizers
Downloads: 57
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-09-30 / Progressive Texas State Rep. Elliott Naishtat - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Elliott Naishtat is a progressive Democratic state legislator from Austin. A native New Yorker, Naishtat, who is Jewish, was elected to the Dist. 49 seat in the Texas House of Representatives in 1990 and has been reelected 10 times. Naishtat, who has lived in Texas for 39 years, served as a VISTA volunteer in Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty in Queens, N.Y., and Eagle Pass, TX, before moving to Austin and earning a Masters in Social Work and a law degree from The University of Texas...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Elliott Naishtat; Progressive Democrats; Texas Politics
Downloads: 31
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-09-07 - Political Analysts Glenn W. Smith & Peck Young on 2012 Presidential Elections - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Political analysts Glenn W. Smith and Peck Young join host Thorne Dreyer in discussing the Republican and Democratic conventions and 2012 presidential elections. Glenn W. Smith has spent the past 30 years as a writer, campaign manager, activist, and think tank analyst. A former political reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post, Smith led Ann Richards’ successful 1990 campaign for Governor of Texas and worked for Texas Lt...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Glenn W Smith; Peck Young; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 40
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-02-01 - Writer & Musician Jesse Sublett, Author of 'Grave Digger Blues' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Jesse Sublett is an Austin, Texas-based author & musician -- and this show features live musical and spoken word performance. Sublett's influence on the Austin music scene dates to the late 1970s, when he founded the seminal punk band, The Skunks, and continues today. His published books include crime novels set in the Austin scene -- Rock Critic Murders, Tough Baby, and Boiled In Concrete. His music-murder-and-cancer memoir, Never the Same Again (2004), has been hailed by artists like James Ell...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jesse Sublett; Thorne Dreyer; Musicians; Authors
Downloads: 82
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-02-22 - Documentary Filmmaker Anne Lewis - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Anne Lewis is an independent filmmaker, a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, and a member of the Texas State Employees Union (TSEU-CWA Local 6186) and NABET-CWA. She has been making documentary films since 1970. Most of her filmmaking depicts working class people -- often women -- fighting for social change. Lewis is associated with Appalshop, an arts and education center located in the heart of Appalachia...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Anne Lewis; Documentary Filmmakers; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 42
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-06-24 / Environmental Activist Diane Wilson, Author of 'Eco-Outlaw' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Environmental activist Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation shrimper from Seadrift, Texas -- and a mother of five -- has earned the wrath of industrial polluters everywhere. She has been arrested 50 times and has participated in disruptions of U.S. Senate hearings and corporate shareholder gatherings in Houston, Taipei, and London. Wilson was Mother Jones magazine's "Hell-Raiser of the Month," and was one of Grist's "13 Badass Greens." She was a founder of CodePink, the Texas Jail Project, and Inju...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Diane Wilson; Environmentalists; Activists; Authors
Downloads: 37
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-09-23 / Suspense Novelist David Lindsey on the Private Intelligence Industry
David Lindsey has written 14 novels since his first, A Cold Mind, was published in 1982. Mercy (1990), was a New York Times bestseller, and was made into a motion picture, and Body Of Truth (1992) won Germany's Bochumer Krimi Archiv award for the best suspense novel of the year. In 2007, David Lindsey, who lives in Austin, started researching the astonishing rise of the government's outsourcing of national intelligence...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; David Lindsey; Novelists; Intelligence Contractors; Espionage
Downloads: 14
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-11-26 - Rag Radio
Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio, Catherine Bralavsky & Joseph Rowe
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Catherine Bralavsky; Joseph Rowe
Downloads: 17
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-11-16 - Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Guy Forsyth - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Austin-based Americana roots/blues singer-songwriter Guy Forsyth discusses issues like the spiritual nature of music and the social role of the musician, and the difficult economics for musicians in the internet age -- and in the massive Austin music scene today. And he performs four songs live on the show, accompanied by the other members of his trio, Jeff Botta and Nina Botta. Forsyth has been a part of the Austin music scene for 20 years and has won numerous Austin Music Awards, including “...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Guy Forsyth; Thorne Dreyer; Austin Music; Singer-Songwriters
Downloads: 222
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-11-11 / Author and Sustainability Advocate Ellen LaConte - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Ellen LaConte refers to herself as an “independent scholar, organic gardener, gregarious recluse, and freelance writer living in the Yadkin River watershed of the Piedmont bioregion of North Carolina.” A contributor to The Rag Blog, LaConte is the author of a controversial, widely-endorsed “meta-synthesis” book, “Life Rules: Why so much is going wrong everywhere at once and how Life teaches us to fix it.” A summary of her philosophy: “The global economy has gone viral...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Ellen LaConte; Sustainability; Global Economy; Ecology
Downloads: 59
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-01-11 - Black Feminist Beth E Richie, Author of "Arrested Justice" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Beth E. Richie is Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Richie has been an activist and an advocate in the movement to end violence against women for the past 25 years. Her newest book is "Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation." In the book, through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Beth E Richie; Thorne Dreyer; Feminists; African-Americans
Downloads: 70
[audio]Rag Radio 11-17-2009 / It's the Economy (and why are we so) Stupid? - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A discussion of economics and the economy -- from the local level to the global picture. Guests: *Tim Mahoney, Trustee, Austin Community College, and Richard Whittaker, reporter for the Austin Chronicle. Host: Thorne Dreyer
Keywords: -Economy, Tim Mahoney, Richard Whittaker, Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio
Downloads: 17
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-06-01 - Singer/Songwriter & Peace Activist David Rovics - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
David Rovics is an American indie singer/songwriter and activist for peace and social justice. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls, and protest rallies. He has shared the stage with a veritable who's who of the Left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera, and other networks...
Keywords: Rag Radio; David Rovics; Singer/Songwriters; Peace Activists; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 62
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-01-25 - Economist Robert Pollin, Author of "Back to Full Employment" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Progressive economist, activist, and author Robert Pollin joins us to discuss issues raised in his provocative new book, "Back to Full Employment," published by MIT Press. The Rag Blog's Roger Baker also participates in the discussion. Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect writes that Pollin's "important new book... deserves a broad hearing. Today’s economy is so anemic that nothing less than a new commitment to full employment will get us out of the ditch dug by a generation of neo-liberali...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Robert Pollin; Economists; Authors; Full Employment
Downloads: 57
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-08-17 - Authors Mike Lapham & Lynn Stout on Economic Myths & Corporate Responsibility - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Mike Lapham is the director of United for a Fair Economy’s Responsible Wealth project and co-author of "The Self-Made Myth: And the Truth about How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed" (Barrett Koehler, 2012). Since 1997, he's been organizing business leaders and wealthy individuals in the top 5% of income and/or wealth to speak out in favor of progressive taxes (including a strong estate tax), living wages, and corporate accountability...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Mike Lapham; Lynn Stout; Thorne Dreyer; Authors
Downloads: 45
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-06-15 American Botanical Council's Mark Blumenthal on Herbal Medicine - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Mark Blumenthal is the founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating accurate, reliable, and responsible information on herbs and medicinal plants. We discuss issues involving research, regulation, marketing, and responsible use of medicinal plants and other alternatives to traditional Western medicine. Blumenthal is the editor and publisher of HerbalGram, an international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Mark Blumenthal; Thorne Dreyer; Herbal Medicine; Alternative Medicine
Downloads: 124
[audio]Rag Radio 01-19-2010 / Singer-Songwriter Vince Bell - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Conversation with legendary Texas singer-songwriter Vince Bell, with live performance. Vince has performed widely for decades, and his songs have been recorded and performed by Little Feat, Lyle Lovett, and Nanci Griffith. Vince's book, "One Man's Music" -- which he also performs as a one man musical play -- chronicles his remarkable comeback after an automobile accident in 1982 that nearly killed him and left him in a coma for a month...
Keywords: -Vince Bell; Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Musicians; Singer-Songwriters
Downloads: 44
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-09-16 / Singer-Songwriter and Storyteller Don Sanders - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Don Sanders was a central figure in the early Houston folk scene, playing all the landmark venues -- from Anderson Fair, Sand Mountain, the Old Quarter, and Liberty Hall to Austin's Armadillo World Headquarters and the Kerrville Folk Festival. He has shared the stage with Lyle Lovett (who considers him an important influence), Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Lightin' Hopkins, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Janis Joplin...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Don Sanders: Houston; Singer-Songwriters; Musicians
Downloads: 109
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-10-21 / Activist & Academic Bernardine Dohrn, Former Leader of Weather Underground - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bernardine Dohrn, activist, academic, and child advocate, is Clinical Associate Professor of the Northwestern University School of Law, and founding director of the Children and Family Justice Center. Dohrn was a national leader of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the Weather Underground, and was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for over a decade. Dohrn writes and lectures on war and peace, racism and justice, reconciliation and restorative justice, children in conflict with the law...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bernardine Dohrn; Thorne Dreyer; Weather Underground; Sixties; SDS
Downloads: 194
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-02-17 - Virtuoso "Commander Cody" Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter Bill Kirchen - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Grammy nominated guitarist, singer, and songwriter Bill Kirchen was named a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine. He was the guitarist with the original Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen from 1967 to the mid 1970s and his trademark licks drove the seminal Commander Cody classic “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top Ten. His career has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello, and many more...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bill Kirchen; Commander Cody; Musicians; Sixties
Downloads: 266
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-07-08 / Journalism Professor, Author, and Radical Activist Robert Jensen - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Robert Jensen is a University of Texas journalism professor, widely-published author, Austin-based political activist, and leading radical thinker. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He is also a board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. His most recent book is All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Robert Jensen; Authors; Activists; Political Philosophy
Downloads: 106
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-12-16 / TX Music Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter & Political Activist Eliza Gilkyson - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Eliza Gilkyson, a Grammy-nominated recording artist and a member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame, is one of the most respected musicians in folk and Americana music circles. The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, Eliza grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Austin. Gilkyson has appeared on NPR and Austin City Limits and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Eliza Gilkyson; Musicians; Political Activists; Austin
Downloads: 129
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-09-23 / Suspense Novelist David Lindsey on the Private Intelligence Industry - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
David Lindsey has written 14 novels since his first, A Cold Mind, was published in 1982. Mercy (1990), was a New York Times bestseller, and was made into a motion picture, and Body Of Truth (1992) won Germany's Bochumer Krimi Archiv award for the best suspense novel of the year. In 2007, David Lindsey, who lives in Austin, started researching the astonishing rise of the government's outsourcing of national intelligence...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; David Lindsey; Novelists; Intelligence Contractors; Espionage
Downloads: 84
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-06-14 - Cristina Herencia, UN Observer on Indigenous Issues - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Cristina Herencia is a Peruvian social psychologist and activist who works in interdisciplinary social sciences, specializing in issues of gender and identity among Andean indigenous peoples and the effect of globalization on native peoples and cultures. Sponsored by the United Tribal Nations of North America, Herencia has been an observer at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues yearly since 2004 -- most recently in May 2013 -- and has participated in numerous caucuses, includ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Cristina Herencia; Thorne Dreyer; Social Psychologists; Peru; Indigenous Peoples; Sociologists; Globalization; United Nations
Downloads: 39
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-07-13 - Peace Activist Jim Turpin on the "Myth of American Exceptionalism" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Peace Activist and writer Jim Turpin discusses issues related to his article, "The Myth of American Exceptionalism," published by The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com). Turpin points out that the United States is number one in the world in military spending with troop presence in over 150 countries; has record levels of hunger, poverty and unemployment; has seen the rise of an Orwellian national security state; and has experienced "obscene accumulation of wealth by a corporate plutocracy" -- wi...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jim Turpin; Thorne Dreyer; American Exceptionalism; Activists; Writers; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 50
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-06-07 - Tom Philpott, Sustainable Food and Ag Writer for 'Mother Jones' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Tom Philpott is food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones and the cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. For five years, Philpott served as a columnist, food editor, and senior food writer for the online environmental site Grist. His work on food politics has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Orion, OnEarth, Gastronomica, and the Guardian, and he has been interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Tom Philpott; Mother Jones; Maverick Farms; Sustainability; Food; Agriculture
Downloads: 58
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-03-02 - Music Journalist Margaret Moser and Film Actor Sonny Carl Davis - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Music writer Margaret Moser and film actor Sonny Carl Davis discuss the classic made-in-Austin movie Roadie, the Austin Music Awards, and the South by Southwest music, film, and interactive festival. An "unabashed former groupie," award-winning rock journalist Margaret Moser is a senior editor and staff writer for the Austin Chronicle, and is also the author of three books including The Edge Guide to Austin and Rock Stars Do the Dumbest Things...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Margaret Moser; Sonny Carl Davis; KOOP; Roadie, Austin Music Awards, SXSW
Downloads: 51
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-02-03 - Political Economist Gar Alperovitz, Author of "America Beyond Capitalism" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Gar Alperovitz, a political economist and historian, is the author of "America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy," in which he "expertly diagnoses the long-term structural crisis of the American economic and political system and provides detailed, practical answers to the problems we face as a society." Originally published in 2005, a second edition of "America Beyond Capitalism" was released in November by the Democracy Collaborative...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Roger Baker; Gar Alperovitz; Political Economists; Authors
Downloads: 145
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-05-25 - Psychedelic Blues Pioneer Spencer Perskin of Shiva's Headband - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Founded in 1967, Shiva’s Headband, Spencer Perskin's pioneering psychedelic blues group, served as house band at Austin’s original Sixties music hall, the Vulcan Gas Co., and was the first group to perform at the historic Armadillo World Headquarters. Shiva's played with such luminaries as Spirit, Steppenwolf, ZZ Top, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, and Steve Miller. “Take Me to the Mountains,” produced by Perskin for Capitol Records, was the first record released nationally by an Austin band...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Spencer Perskin; Shiva's Headband: Austin Music; Thorne Dreyer; Sixties; Psychedelic Rock
Downloads: 130
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-05-17 - Political Economist Gar Alperovitz, Author of "What Then Must We Do?" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Historian and Political Economist Gar Alperovitz discusses his new book,"What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution," with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer and The Rag Blog's Roger Baker. Gar Alperovitz has had a distinguished career as a historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official. He is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, is co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and is a former ...
Keywords: Gar Alperovitz; Historian; Political Economists; Authors; Thorne Dreyer; Socialism; Political Activism
Downloads: 68
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-04-26 - Pedro Gatos & Val Liveoak on Cuba, Nicaragua & the Global South - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
A fresh look at Cuba, Nicaragua, and the Global South with peace activists Pedro Gatos and Val Liveoak. We discuss the legacy of Hugo Chavez, Cuba in transition, genocide trials in Guatemala, and the region's growing challenge to U.S. hegemony. Pedro Gatos (aka Pete Katz) is an activist, a specialist in Latin American politics and history, a radio show host, and a licensed chemical dependency counselor...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Pedro Gatos; Val Liveoak; Thorne Dreyer; Cuba; Hugo Chavez; Nicaragua; Global South; Latin America
Downloads: 59
[audio]Rag Radio 05-25-2010 / Documentary Photographer Alan Pogue - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Conversation with Alan Pogue about photography as journalism and art, Alan's career, the Sixties and social change, and The Rag, Austin's underground newspapers in the 60s-70s. Guest: Alan Pogue, renowned award-winning photojournalist, social activist, and author -- and recent inductee into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. Alan was the staff photographer at The Rag and is a contributor to The Rag Blog...
Keywords: Underground Press; Photography; Alan Pogue; Photojournalism; The Rag; Thorne Dreyer; The Rag Blog; Sixties
Downloads: 49
[audio]Rag Radio - 2010-05-18 / New Orleans journalist Jordan Flaherty - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Advocacy journalism. We discuss Jordan Flaherty's coverage of the Jena Six, Katrina, and issues involving racism in rural Louisiana and repression of sex workers, transgenders, and others in New Orleans. Guest: Jordan Flaherty is a journalist, a community organizer, an editor of Left Turn Magazine, and a staffer with the Louisiana Justice Institute. He is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. He was the first writer to bring the story of the Jena Six to a national audience and his post-Katrina...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Jordan Flaherty; New Orleans; Jena Six, Katrina
Downloads: 22
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-10-19 / Texas Jail Reform Activist Diana Claitor - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Diana Claitor is director and co-founder of the Texas Jail Project, an organization dedicated to improving conditions for the approximately 70,000 people incarcerated in Texas jails on any given day. TJP, formed in 2006, does regular monitoring of the state Jail Commission and publicizes the widespread abuse and neglect in approximately 250 county facilities in Texas. Austin resident Claitor is also a writer and historical researcher -- working with the Dolph Briscoe for American History and for...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Diana Claitor; Texas Jail Project; Jail Reform; Texas History; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 43
[audio]Rag Radio - 2010-06-22 / Black Panther Robert King - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A discussion with Robert King, a member of the Black Panther Party and one of the Angola 3, who spent 32 years in Angola prison, 29 in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. Also: Mariann Wizard, discussing political prisoner Marilyn Buck. Producer and host: Thorne Dreyer. Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Robert King; Angola 3; Black Panthers; Mariann Wizard; Marilyn Buck; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Political Prisoners
Downloads: 93
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-11-19 / Author Philip Russell on The History of Mexico - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Philip Russell is an author and historian who lives in Austin. His sixth book is "The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present." It traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires that were devastated by the Spanish conquest to the election of 2006. Russell became fascinated with Mexico when visiting that country to explore caves and then spent many months hiking with a backpack to Indian villages without roads...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Philip Russell; Thorne Dreyer; Mexico; Authors; The Rag; Historians
Downloads: 70
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-12-17 / Anti-Gentrification Activist Bo McCarver - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bo McCarver is a community organizer and builder who has been in the forefront of the struggle against gentrification in East Austin. A Vietnam Vet born in Slaton, Texas, McCarver has masters degrees in journalism and fine arts and a Ph.D. in anthropology. McCarver personally builds -- and acquires and rehabs -- rundown houses. He is chair of the Blackland Community Development Corporation that has for 25 years provided affordable housing to diverse low-income households, and to senior citizens ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bo McCarver; Gentrification; East Austin; Homeless; Community Activists
Downloads: 72
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-01-07 -- Political Consultant and Progressive Blogger Glenn W. Smith - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Glenn W. Smith is a writer, blogger, activist, and political consultant. He is the creator of DogCanyon, a political and cultural website covering state, national, and global issues from a Texas perspective. Smith led Ann Richards’ successful 1990 campaign for governor of Texas and worked for former Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby and U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen. In 2004, he authored the highly acclaimed book, "The Politics of Deceit: Saving Freedom and Democracy from Extinction." He was a political ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Glenn W. Smith; Journalists; Bloggers; DogCanyon; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 23
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-01-14 / Austin Chronicle News Editor Michael King - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Michael King is the News Editor of the Austin Chronicle, where he has reported on state and city politics since 2001, and writes the weekly column, “Point Austin.” Born a Hoosier in Northwest Indiana, he was educated at Indiana University and Yale University, receiving a Ph.D. in 1977. He edited The Spectator in Bloomington, Indiana, an early 60s underground paper. He was in the English Department of UT Austin from 1977 to 1985, and has worked in shoe stores and steel mills, libraries and la...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Michael King; Austin Chronicle; Journalists; Texas Politics; Underground Press; Sixties
Downloads: 27
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-01-21 / Latina Rocker Patricia Vonne & Singer-Songwriter Gina Chavez - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Patricia Vonne is a Latin-roots rocker and song stylist. The Austin Chronicle has said she “is quickly taking her place among Texas’ musical treasures.” She is also a screen actress and the sister of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Gina Chavez is an indie folk-rock singer-songwriter whose style has been called a cross between Sheryl Crow and Selena. Chavez is also an activist who established Austin 4 El Salvador, a college scholarship fund for girls from a gang-dominated suburb of...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Patricia Vonne; Gina Chavez, Musicians, Austin, Latinas, Activists
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[audio]Rag Radio 2011-02-18 / Austin Sculptor and Activist Barry George on Trip to Palestine - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Barry George is an Austin sculptor and social activist. In 1986 he began working with found objects and making yard sculptures. Now much of his work is interactive, requiring the viewer to manipulate the sculpture. Also in 1986 – as El Salvador and Nicaragua were experiencing upheaval – he started Bikes Not Bombs in Austin, a project that gathered bicycles and sent them to Nicaragua. Barry recently returned from a visit to Palestine where he was part of a Christian Peacemaker Team in the Heb...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Barry George; Palestine; Sculptors; Artists; Activists; Austin
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